At Minstead Trust we nurture the unique potential of people with learning disabilities.

We support them to achieve greater independence, lead fulfilled lives and live as full citizens in society.

Donate now in the annual Big Give week until 7 December to contribute to our record-breaking total.

Find out about the Big Give

Instagram feed

 

You did it! Your incredible generosity has pushe You did it! 

Your incredible generosity has pushed us past £40,000 - our biggest Big Give ever! 

A huge thank you from Florrie, Phil and everyone else who is supported by Minstead Trust. 

The great news is that the Big Give stays open until midday on Tuesday. So although donations are not now doubled, you can still make crucial contributions to support vulnerable people. 

Every penny will help us do more. You can find out what we have planned and the impact you're having at: www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/big-give-2021
Thank you so much to everyone who has taken us so Thank you so much to everyone who has taken us so close to our Big Give target.

Only a few hundred pounds of match funding is left to double your donations before we reach our target of £40,000. 

So please act quickly and donate now if you would like your donation to have double the impact for people with learning disabilities. 

Donate at http://ow.ly/XrlC50H2J7R and let's reach our target together today!
£35,000. In two days. 😳 Here are Silas and Fl £35,000. In two days. 😳

Here are Silas and Florrie to say thank you so much for your Big Give donations!

There is now just £2,500 in match funds left to double your donations. So if you would like to see your donation doubled please make sure you donate as soon as you can.

Don't miss out, be a part of this record-breaking Big Give. Donate now at http://ow.ly/4UEr50H1IbE
Here's a post from Silas, as you can probably tell Here's a post from Silas, as you can probably tell Silas is a huge fan of Harry Potter. Silas has drawn a picture of Harry Potter "doing magic to get rid of covid 19"
Silas found the lockdowns very difficult and the restrictions.
"I'm worried we could go back to lockdowns and Christmas dinner could be cancelled"
We've been blown away by the response to our Big G We've been blown away by the response to our Big Give campaign, your donations have helped us sail past £15,000 in just 24 hours. Thank you!

But there is a long way to go to make our £40,000 target and make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

So please join all those who have donated already and, if you can, make your donation now on the Big Give website. You will see it instantly doubled at no extra cost.

You will be playing a crucial role in helping people recover from the mental trauma of this pandemic and rebuild their confidence to get out into their community with friends.

Thank you so much for your help in reaching this target!

#BigGive #BigGive2021 #MinsteadTrust #LearningDisabilities #ThankYou
Our Big Give fundraising week kicked off just two Our Big Give fundraising week kicked off just two hours ago and we are already at £5k!

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated and seen their donation instantly doubled at no extra cost.

Please keep supporting as we push on to our £40k target to change the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Link to donate in our bio. 

#BigGive #BigGive21 #MinsteadTrust #LearningDisabilities
Will's final video is the most important, as he ta Will's final video is the most important, as he talks about what people gain from attending community groups.

This includes Will's own experiences and in particular the mental health benefits of time spent with friends at the groups.

Please donate to the Big Give from midday tomorrow to play your part in reviving these crucial groups after an awful 18 months for all.

Donate from midday Tuesday on the Big Give website

#MinsteadTrust #BigGive2021 #MentalHealth
Working on the frontline of care through the pande Working on the frontline of care through the pandemic, Martha knows more than most the toll it has taken on people with learning disabilities. 

But also about the things they are now looking forward to - including a well-earned holiday in 2022! 

You support in next week's Big Give is crucial to the hopes of a holiday for the people Martha supports. Please support if you can.

Read Martha's latest blog on our website now.

#learningdisabilities #MentalHealth #BigGive2021 #MinsteadTrust

Minstead Stories

Be inspired by the stories of some of the people we support

'I found lockdown really stressful, couldn't get out and about as I can't walk far with my disability.

'I really missed going to Minstead. I was over the moon when I could come back!

'I come here because I enjoy it and I meet a lot of people - new people.

'I'm outgoing and I like doing arts and crafts, a bit of sewing now and again when I can with my arthritis.

'It makes me feel happy to come here - really happy!'

'I’ve found it very challenging with the coronavirus.

'I felt sad during lockdown initially. I couldn’t go out for lunch at the weekend, I couldn’t see my friends and family.

'I was sad not to have Easter with my family at home. I’ve been feeling anxious and sad about it all.

'I have found my time at Furzey therapeutic. I like potting, pricking out and collecting and sowing the seeds.'

It has been a brilliant year, working in the gardens.

I enjoyed cutting the pumpkins for harvest.

I have started work at Paulton’s Park in the restaurant, it’s going really brilliant. I do it Friday and Sunday and we are seeing how it goes to see if I will do more days. It is my very first paid job.

Subscribe to our newsletter

By signing up to this mailing list you are consenting to receive our marketing and fundraising emails.

How you can support us

You support helps us to keep supporting people with learning disabilities.

Fundraise for us

Challenge yourself, have fun and make a real difference.

Fundraise for us

Donate to us

We rely on donations to help us continue to care.

Donate today

Volunteer with us

Join our friendly team, meet new people and find a role that suits you.

Volunteer with us